The Penguins completed a season sweep on the Flyers with a 5-4 overtime decision on Sunday afternoon, as the Flyers continued to slowly but surely move closer to a playoff spot, albeit with more performance issues creeping in.
A 5-4 shootout loss to the lowly Detroit Red Wings gave the Flyers a deserved result in more ways than one, knocking them from the top three in the Metropolitan Division and back into the wildcard race.
After rallying for four goals in the third period of Saturday's game in Carolina, the Flyers turned in one of their best games in March, a 6-3 win on home ice against the Washington Capitals. The four-point stretch gives the Flyers some breathing room with just nine games left on the schedule b…
A 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets has the Flyers recent free-fall pressing on, while Columbus' surge puts them on the cusp of overtaking the Flyers in the standings. New Jersey and Florida are all knocking on the door too, as the Flyers spot in the playoffs burns to a crisp.
Aside from adding veteran defenseman Johnny Oduya through waivers, the Flyers remained quiet at the deadline. GM Ron Hextall met with the media following the deadline and focused on the team's current success while noting that prices were just too high to warrant a deal.